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Zitate zum Thema Lachen / Laughter

Zitate allgemein


  • Lache und die Welt lacht mit dir.
    Weine und du weinst allein.
    Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919) US-amerikanische Dichterin, Schriftstellerin, Poems of Passion, Gedicht "Solitude'", 1883
  • Das Theater ist weder eine Schulstube noch ein Priesterseminar. Die Leute sollen entweder lachen oder flennen. Oder beides. Carl Zuckmayer (1896-1977) deutscher Schriftsteller, Quelle unbekannt


  • Lachen ist eine körperliche Übung von großem Wert für die Gesundheit. Aristoteles (384-322 v. Chr.) altgriechischer Philosoph, Arzt, Wissenschaftler, Frauenhasser, Quelle unbekannt

General quotes

Personal avowals

  • I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person. Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) US American actress, cited in: Melissa Hellstern, How to be Lovely‎, 200






Misattributed quote to:

Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) English-born US American comedic actor, director

  • A day without laughter is a day wasted. [Original: "La plus perdue de toutes les journées est celle où l’on n'a pas ri.] Nicolas Chamfort [Nicolas-Sébastien Roch] (1741-1794) French writer, Historique, Politique et Litteraire, Maximes détachées extraites des manuscrits de Champfort, S. 351, Mercure Français, 18. July 1795, alternative source: Maximes et pensées, 1805
  • In every culture […] there was one universal element in historic initiationgrief work. The young male had to be taught somehow the way of tears. He had to be taught how to cry. In fact, if I were to sum up this whole spirituality of initiation in a one liner, it would be this; the young man who cannot cry is a savage, the old man who cannot laugh is a fool. Father Richard Rohr O.F.M. (*1943) US American Franciscan friar ordained to the priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church in 1970, Sadness, PDF, Yale University Address to Medical Students, presented by Malespirituality.org, November 2005


  • One can know a man from his laugh, and if you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him, you may confidently say that he is a good man. Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821-1881) Russian writer of novels, short stories and essays, source unknown


  • When a person laughs, it is as if he had caught sight of some secret in the very shape of the universe hidden from the universe itself. Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, writer, source unknown


  • Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that's a real treat. Joanne Woodward (*1930) US American actress, film producer, source unknown

Literary quotes

  • I would not exchange the laughter of my heart for the fortunes of the multitudes;
    nor would I be content with converting my tears, invited by my agonized self, into calm.
    It is my fervent hope that my whole life on this earth will ever be tears and laughter.
    Tears that purify my heart and reveal to me the secret of life and its mystery,
    Laughter that brings me closer to my fellow men;
    Tears with which I join the broken-hearted,
    Laugher that symbolizes joy over my very existence.
Khalil Gibran (1883-1931) Lebanese US American painter, philosopher, poet, writer, Tears and Laughter, s. 26, 1923, Nabu Press, 12. September 2011


  • There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own. Herman Melville (1819-1891) US American poet, short story writer, essayist, novelist, Moby-Dick, novel, 1851


  • Forty years it had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden beneath the dark moustache.
    O cruel, needless misunderstanding!
    O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast!
    Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose.
    But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished.
    He had won the victory over himself.
    He loved Big Brother. George Orwell [Eric Arthur Blair] (1903-1950) English journalist, essayist, writer, Nineteen Eighty-Four, chapter 6, part 3, Secker and Warburg, London, 8. June 1949


Links zum Thema Lachen / Laughter


Literature (engl.)

Externe Weblinks

External web links (engl.)

Audio- und Videolinks

  • Fernsehdokumentation von Robert Provine, Ph.D. (*1943) US-amerikanischer Professor für Neuropsychologie, Universität von Maryland (UMBC), Lachwissenschaftler (Gelotologe), Dr. Jaak Panksepp (1943-2017) estnisch-amerikanischer emeritierter Professor für Psychologie, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, Psychobiologe, Neurowissenschaftler spezialisiert auf des Spiel- und Sozialverhalten, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Autor, Tierisch lustig – Die Wissenschaft vom Lachen, präsentiert von dem französisch-deutschen Fernsehsender Arte, YouTube Film, 49:08 Minuten Dauer, eingestellt 9. Januar 2012

Neurowissenschaftliche Lachforschung wies nach, dass Lachen das archaische "emotionale Gehirn" im Nervensystem aktiviert. Der aufrechte Gang (Bipedalität) ermöglicht dem Menschen das Lachen und Sprechen.

Audio and video links (engl.)

  • Video presentation by Jaak Panksepp, Ph.D. (1943-2017) Estonian-born American professor of psychology, Bowling Green State University, psychobiologist, neuroscientist, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, author, Rats Laugh When You Tickle Them, presented by FreeScienceLectures.com, YouTube film, 1:32 minutes duration, 11. June 2007
  • Video interview with Jaak Panksepp, Ph.D. (1943-2017) Estonian-born American professor of psychology, Bowling Green State University, psychobiologist, neuroscientist, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, author, In the lab of happy rats, presented by TeaMe, Estonian Research Council, YouTube film, 25:53 minutes duration, posted 10. January 2013


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